Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Dresden's 2, Halloween 2011, and the updates

Much has happened a year from now, so much so that I must start from today and work back as far as I can remember to update you all. My belly is growing with a little over four months til another joins our family, we have been thoroughly enjoying the beautiful fall we've been blessed with, Halloween was again another success and most importantly my baby boy is now two years old. Boy does time fly. Heavenly father has blessed our family so much this past year and I am so grateful that he has had a hand in our families life. We also got put into a completely different ward this last Sunday and are looking forward to the new people we'll get to meet and the new experiences we'll have. Also, I must add that Izzy is supposed to be on America's Funniest Home Videos sometime soon so we'll keep you posted when that happens.
I participated in a dualathon in Nevada with my amazing friend Amanda Barker who has been one of the best running/workout buddies ever. We visited beautiful St. Mary's Idaho just before my wonderful Aunt moved to Montana (Dresden forfeited the 12 hour drive and got to go on an airplane with his Nanny and Bop-ba and he did great). We've enjoyed trips this summer to Lake Powell with my parents and my Omi and Opa the first time, and the generous Rodel Family the second. Havasupai didn't let us down yet again. It was great to have Beth and Bryce come for last friend trip. I had to say goodbye to my dear friend Beth and our sweet nephew Smith and great brother/brother-in-law Bryce as they embark on their adventure to Germany. Dresden got to experience hunting up in the beautiful Uintah's with his Bap-ba and Uncle Tyler. And that pretty much catches us up. I only hope that I'm not leaving any of the big stuff out, but at least my pregnant brain was able to remember all of this. :-) Now all that is left is pictures. Hope all of you wonderful people we call friends and family enjoy viewing them as much as we enjoy having you in our lives. We all love you, and again I'm going to do all I can to stay updated and not let an entire year go by where I can't update all you people we love with our wonderful adventures.

Halloween 2011-All the King's Horses and all the Kings Men

I figured I had to do something with the belly too.

Imagine hearing this after getting a knock on the door

Fall and Pumpkins!
Dresden loved helping me get the pumpkins and I loved my little helper.
Fall Mums! Yum Yum!
"Mom why did you spend forever decorating our porch? I could have done it in seconds. And why am I saying cheese?"
Perfect spot to wait for mom to finish.
The most interested Dresden got in Pumpkin Carving before going back to watching "Thomas"
Mommy and Dresden painted their pumpkins.

Dresden's Second Birthday

Mommy was sick the night before Dresden's birthday and had to cancel his party. Fortunately Daddy took good care of him and let him pick out a temporary doughnut cake so that we could sing to him on his birthday.
He got a Thomas the Train set from mommy and daddy and was super excited!

Hunting with Bob-Ba

I love how much Dresden loves his Bop-Ba

Lake Powell with the Rodels
Thanks Rick and Anna for letting Dresden come. He had a blast!
They had all sorts of fun toys to play with on the house boat. Dresden loved having me pull him in this little wagon over the unsteady rocks despite my trying to get him to build sand castles with me. He did really enjoy when we buried his feet for the first time in the sand. That was the most interested he got with the sand.

St. Maries Trip in June (congratulations Hailey on your Graduation)
I love my Mom and Little Brother
Dresden giving his daddy loves after not seeing him for over 24 hours
Mr. and Mrs. Taylor's lovely trip to Cor d'laine (I could move there if it weren't so cold in the winter, it was gorgeous)
A house I considered one of my dream homes we found in Cour d'laine. It was beautiful!

Other Random Stuff throughout the year

Summer fun in our back yard
My good friend Kass's wedding flowers(finally Jenni :-)
Unique and awesome centerpieces by our little flower shop
Park City with the Cousins (man I love those kids...wish you lived closer than California)

Dresden playing with my little cousin James who is 4 months younger my little man
Silly Face!
Playing at our little park before the Fall finally ends

Our new Cruisers Scott got us! We took them on a date to Cafe Rio, Movies 8 and (one of my favorite frozen yogurt shops) Spoon it up. This new amazing machine rides so much smoother than my race bike. I'm so grateful for it, especially now being pregnant.

Some of Dresden's favorite things lately are chasing Izzy around the house, "hiding", Thomas the Train, McQueen and Mater, trucks, trucks and more trucks and drop kicking the ball around the house(hopefully I can get a viedo of him doing this before too long).


Jenni said...

THANKS SO MUCH! you're so dang talented!

Mary said...

Love the costumes! You guys are so creative!